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    clarifying confusions/ concerns - a question about collocation

    I was just wondering if we can say clarifying confusions/concerns.

    If not, what academic verbs go together with confusions and concerns with the meaning of 'clarifying / solving / removing them'? THANKS a lot

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    Re: clarifying confusions/ concerns - a question about collocation

    As a NES, but not an English teacher:

    I would have no problems with clarifying confusions or concerns, other than the fact that they have different meanings. Confusion suggests uncertainty, whereas concerns suggests problems.

    I would personally use "mitigate" with concerns.

    Hope this helps
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    PS: NES = Native English Speaker and was/is (?) on a list of "officially recognised" acronyms used on the forum.
    Last edited by Route21; 24-Feb-2013 at 07:30. Reason: PS added

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